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Band Name Origins:

  • Parliament-Funkadelic is not a rename of Parliament -- They were two completely different bands. The first being the Parliaments who had a major doo-wop hit in "(I Wanna) Testify" in 1967. Funkadelic was not formed until 1968, AFTER the Parliaments shortened the name to Parliament. It is true that there always were interchangeable members such as Bootsy Collins and George Clinton. They are now known as pretty much one band, but, BOTH Parliament, and Funkadelic released simultaneously in the 70's -- Parliament: "Breakdown" (1971); "Chocolate City" (1975) are a couple. Whilst Funkadelic was doing Maggot Brain(1970) and One Nation Under a Groove (cir. 1971-72) ... ;-)) Submitted by: FantoM
  • Originally known as The Parliaments in the 50's and 60's, they picked that name after the cigarettes (according to various music sources). When a legal snafu with their label over the name arose in the late 60's, they changed their name to Funkadelic, combining "funk" with "psychedelic" to describe the direction of their music. Dropping the "s" from their original name, they used the names Parliament and Funkadelic concurrently and became known as Parliament-Funkadelic. Later shortened to P-Funk for the name P-Funk All Stars. Submitted by: T-Mad

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Simon and P-Funkel
Simon and Garfunkel combined with Parliament-Funkadelic
Submitted By: Martha Hankins
Grand Funkadelic
Grand Funk Railroad combined with Parliament Funkadelic
Could make an interesting "We're an American Band".
Submitted By: Rob

Misheard Lyrics:

"Mothership Connection (Star Child)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing now, sweet cherry style
Original Lyrics:
Swing down, sweet chariot

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